You’ve Probably Never Heard Of A Yooper, But Here’s Why You’ll Wish You Were One
The term “yooper,” a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, will be added to the upcoming edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary, according to the Escanaba Daily Press, and not a second too soon. It’s all because of one man who spent more than a decade making the case for the term when he realize he couldn’t use it as an official word during a Scrabble game.
While hunting is common, yoopers are some of the most dedicated nature lovers. From large-scale recycling programs to experimental indoor aquaponic gardening, companies and academics are looking at new ways to promote sustainability and improve the environment.